Book Reviews

King Matt the First Book Poster Image
age 10+
Boy king tries to give kids same rights as adults.
By Janusz Korczak
(2004)
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Just in Case Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Complex, intense story is OK for mature teens.
By Meg Rosoff
(2007)
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The Aurora County All-Stars Book Poster Image
age 9+
Funny, moving, thoughtful small-town life.
By Deborah Wiles
(2007)
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The Chocolate War Book Poster Image
age 14+
A kind of "Dangerous Liaisons" for teenagers.
By Robert Cormier
(1974)
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Pollyanna Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Classic story of the power of positive thinking.
By Eleanor H. Porter
(2004)
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Shiloh Book Poster Image
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age 9+
In taut, unforgettable drama, nothing is simple.
By Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
(1991)
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Song of Solomon Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Brilliant but mature classic explores racism, gender, power.
By Toni Morrison
(1977)
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The Catcher in the Rye Book Poster Image
age 14+
One of the greatest novels of the 20th century.
By J. D. Salinger
(1969)
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A Christmas Carol: In prose, being a ghost story of Christmas Book Poster Image
age 9+
Scrooge learns compassion in granddaddy of Christmas tales.
By Charles Dickens
(2005)
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A Child's Christmas in Wales Book Poster Image
age 8+
Gorgeous holiday treasure for school-age kids.
By Dylan Thomas
(2005)
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To Kill a Mockingbird Book Poster Image
age 12+
Stunning classic examines racism -- and justice.
By Harper Lee
(1960)
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Jumanji Book Poster Image
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age 4+
The real and surreal blur in award-winning book.
By Chris Van Allsburg
(1981)
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Watership Down Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Thinking person's bunny story will appeal to kids.
By Richard Adams
(1972)
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Where the Red Fern Grows Book Poster Image
age 9+
Tearjerker about country boy and his hound dogs.
By Wilson Rawls
(1961)
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The Complete Tales & Poems of Winnie-the-Pooh Book Poster Image
age 5+
Beloved, classic stories and poems in one volume.
By A. A. Milne
(1996)
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age 2+
Pat the puppies, make them move, love them all.
By Matthew Van Fleet
(2007)
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The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread Book Poster Image
age 8+
Brave mouse adventure a modern classic; great read-aloud.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2004)
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A Bear Called Paddington Book Poster Image
age 6+
Delightful classic about a bear adopted by a London family.
By Michael Bond
(1958)
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Steinbeck's Ghost Book Poster Image
age 10+
A rare treat for young book lovers.
By Lewis Buzbee
(2008)
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A Book of Sleep Book Poster Image
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age 2+
Gorgeous, enchanting bedtime read.
By Il Sung Na
(2009)
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